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Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

10 hours 1 min ago
When's $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods was announced, John Mackey, the grocer's CEO, addressed employees, gushing about Amazon's technological innovation.

Slowdown in Business-Equipment Orders May Weigh on Growth

11 hours 1 min ago
An unexpected decline in U.S. orders for business equipment in May indicates cooling capital-goods investment may weigh on second-quarter economic growth, Commerce Department data showed June 26.

Preparedness, Adaptability Key for Logistics Stakeholders

15 hours 31 min ago
WASHINGTON - Panelists at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals presentation touted preparedness in issues ranging from NAFTA to uncertainty about infrastructure spending.

Opinion: USA Today Report Misses Mark

16 hours 1 min ago
I cannot ignore the impact of my experience, and I concede it may result in a bias in this response to USA Today's June 16 front-page article, "Rigged," which the Indianapolis Star and likely other papers - affiliated by ownership with USA Today - reprinted on Sunday, June 18.

Editorial: Commerce at the Speed of Light

16 hours 1 min ago
E-commerce really has some buzz going for it now. In just this issue, there's UPS instituting a holiday season surcharge for it, FedEx is considering following suit, a logistics group says the service has generated a parcel shipping boom, a major e-commerce practitioner said it will buy a grocery chain and a stock analyst says the motor carriers that can handle this service successfully will be much in demand.

Cooper Tire's Roadmaster Brand Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sat, 2017-06-24 08:00
Findlay, Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Roadmaster tire, the company announced in a press release during the week of June 19.

FedEx to Open Distribution Center in Ohio

Sat, 2017-06-24 01:00
FedEx Corp. will open a distribution center outside South Dayton, Ohio, "in a couple weeks," a company spokesman confirmed with Transport Topics on June 23.

Freightliner Cascadia Model to Feature Truck-Lite Mirrors, Signals

Sat, 2017-06-24 01:00
Three Truck-Lite Co. parts have achieved standard position on the Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 truck from Daimler Trucks North America, according to the component manufacturer.

Pilot Diesel Fuel Rebate Scam Trial Set for Halloween

Sat, 2017-06-24 01:00
Chattanooga, Tenn., has tentatively been set as the location of an upcoming trial of former Pilot Flying J executives accused in a scheme to rip off unsophisticated trucking companies of promised diesel fuel rebates, court records show.

Freightliner Cascadia Model to Feature Truck-Lite Mirrors, Signals

Fri, 2017-06-23 14:20
Three Truck-Lite Co. parts have achieved standard position on the Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 truck from Daimler Trucks North America, according to the component manufacturer.

Designers of Wave Piston Win 2017 Volvo Group Technology Award

Fri, 2017-06-23 13:00
Volvo Group awarded its 2017 Volvo Technology Award to the two engineers whose piston design added "waves" to the piston crown to improve the use of oxygen, thereby increasing fuel efficiency and reducing particulate matter in its heavy-duty engines.

EFS Launches Its Largest Discount Fuel Network

Fri, 2017-06-23 12:00
Payment solutions provider EFS launched its largest fleet savings network to give smaller over-the-road fleets a competitive edge by providing access to fuel discounts and other savings they don't typically have access to.

Hyundai Translead Offers Air Disc Brake From Bendix Spicer

Fri, 2017-06-23 11:00
Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake's ADB22X-LT air disc brake now is offered by trailer maker Hyundai Translead.

Marmon-Herrington Unveils New Heavy-Duty Axles

Fri, 2017-06-23 09:00
Marmon-Herrington, a unit of Berkshire-Hathaway, released new Sisu brand axles, including a 90,000-pound tandem axle set and 136,000-pound tridem axle set intended for heavy-duty truck applications within the North American market, the company said.

Omnitracs Launches Big Rig Buddies 2017

Fri, 2017-06-23 08:00
Omnitracs, a global management solutions provider for transportation and logistics companies, has announced the launch of Big Rig Buddies 2017 for truck drivers and their dogs.

Schneider Responds to Industry Demand With New Phoenix Facility

Fri, 2017-06-23 08:00
A new Schneider facility opened June 22, in Phoenix. A truckload, intermodal and logistics provider, Schneider's investment indicates its response to "industry demand by significantly investing in this growing region," according to a press release.

Surging Prices for New Homes Suggest Tight Low-End Supply

Fri, 2017-06-23 07:00
Record prices for new U.S. homes amid a sales pickup indicate the supply of houses may be tight at the lower end of the market, pinching first-time buyers, government data showed June 23.

FedEx Makes Civic 50 List of Most Community-Minded Companies

Fri, 2017-06-23 07:00
FedEx Corp. has been named to the Points of Light Civic 50, a list of most civic-minded U.S. companies.

DTNA Adding Two Distribution Centers

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:00
Daimler Trucks North America is adding two new parts distribution centers as it continues to invest in its supply chain network to serve customers more effectively.

Estes Express Lines and Dynamic Energy Complete Rooftop Solar Project

Thu, 2017-06-22 13:00
Estes Express Lines and Dynamic Energy have announced the completion of a 688 kW solar project on the roof of Estes' terminal in West Middlesex, Pa.